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Degree : Master of Arts

Major : Communication Studies

Program Description

Graduate students in our program take a minimum of 36 hours of coursework in fulfillment of the masters degree. In order to complete a masters degree, graduate students select a thesis or comprehensive examination option as a culminating application and demonstration of their mastery in Communication Studies course content. The graduate program for the masters degree in communication studies requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework plus 6 hours of thesis. A non-thesis option requires a minimum of 36 hours of coursework, a written comprehensive exam, and an oral defense. Required courses are COMS 5300, 5301, 5305, 5306, and 5307.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 30
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 36
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

College of Media and Communication Grad Program page : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/communicationstudies/graduate/gradoverview1314.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Amy Heuman
E-mail: a.heuman@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.834.0337

Department Contact Information

Department AddressDepartment of Communication Studies
Texas Tech University
P.O. Box 43083
TX 79409-3083
Phone Number 806-834-0337
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/communicationstudies

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/mc_coms.php

Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students

Admission Requirements

Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 3

Resume Required: No

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: Step 1: As you apply for acceptance to the COMS masters program you must first fill out application forms for the Graduate School/Graduate Admissions. For application to Graduate School see the Apply Now section below. Step 2: When applying to the Communication Studies graduate program, you should aslo contact Dr. Amy Heuman (806 742-3912 ora.heuman@ttu.edu), or the main COMS office in room 262 of the Mass Communication building (806 742-3911). Your application to the COMS department requires 1-2 writing samples, 3 letters of recommendation, a purpose statement, and a resume or vitae (if you have one). Step 3: If you are also interested in being a Teaching Assistant in our department, you need to fill out and turn in a TA application form to our department. You may either access our Online TA Application Form or get a hard copy.

Prior Degree Required: No

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: No

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Admission Deadlines

Graduate School Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

For domestic applicants, there is no specific Graduate Admissions deadline, although we encourage domestic applicants to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the semester to which they want to apply.

International Deadlines

For international applicants, we have the following priority deadlines:

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15January 15January 15

International applications and materials may be submitted after the deadline, but this may significantly delay the processing and evaluation of your application.

Departmental Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
September 10January 20June 2July 8

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
February 15July 15February 15February 15

***Note :

The department application deadlines may be different from the Graduate School application deadlines. You must apply by the earliest deadline listed to guarantee that your application will be processed for the semester you are applying for.

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How To Apply

1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements

If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.

Not Required Not Required

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Additional Requirements for International Students

These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


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